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Ozzie the Clown
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
All of us wear masks from time to time, hiding our pain behind an off-hand joke or a happy face. But what if, like Ozzie the Clown, we only feel safe behind that mask? What if, like Ozzie, we live at the very edge of alienation and man’s most basic need to connect? How different from us is Ozzie?
Delphine
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Lying underneath the floorboards of Delphine's home, he watches her. He doesn't know why, he doesn't know anything, but he is compelled to watch. The intimate synergy between someone imprisoned and someone free, but who is trapped in her own dark emotions.
The Pendulum strikes Three
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 99,980. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Could you outsmart the devil, if he were within you?
Funerary Rites
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes a dark novelette of a village caught on the edge of fear.
The Unfortunate Life of Thomas Mercer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Thomas Mercer, preacher, is staggering down the road holding his gut. As he mulls his distant childhood and his more recent life, he reaches some conclusions, or does he? It's difficult to tell as he wrests his mind from the silly to the serious to give his death the dignity it deserves.
The Seeding
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,540. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Annie Flanagan, in for a routine checkup, suddenly dies of unknown causes. Sandra Fischer relaxes in bed. Moments later, when her husband enters the room — she is dead. One by one, the women are dying. The leading medical experts are baffled. There is only one clue: the rich, sweet scent of the tropics — the scent of life, seconds after each woman's shocking death.
Mike, from the Mail Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Mike watches her at work from his mail room. He watches her at night from outside her home. She is different, not like all the others. He hates to mislead her, but it is the only way to be invited into her home. He belongs there. She is saving herself for him, just as he is saving himself for her. Yes, this time will be different.
Optimism
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 940. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by pubwriter. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
We are taken on a journey through the dark mind of the protagonist. Is he the predator or the prey? 'Therefore, a martyr’s rictus grinning demeanour is cast upon his desolate features. Pain and misery. Mental agony. Troubled soul perpetually in jeopardy. Occasionally he prays to the gods. Chained to the Church of Chaos.’
Aurelia's Fountain
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 24,160. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
"Aurelia's Fountain" is an odyssey into the twilight of brain matter, myth, and the spiritual visions of transformation enshrined in the artifacts around us. When Aurelia discovers a pathway into the afterlife through the symbolism of an old cathedral, her girlfriend, Margana, tries to save her.
Strainge Stern Stuff
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,500. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
These stories run the gamut of Eric Stringer, from SF to horror, the mafia to humor, a retrieval in outer space to dementia in inner space. There is murder, mystery, terror and psychopathy. Even a twisted psychiatrist and a helpful mob guy. Come along on the ride.
The Price Of Justice
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A lifelong friendship is put to the test. How far would you go to protect your closest ally?
The Man With No Face
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,330. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
The anonymous killer carves a path all over the country leaving a series of mysterious ‘accidents’ in his wake, but unbeknownst to him someone is on his trail. The predator himself is being tracked. 'The Man With No Face' is a classic mystery story from one of the masters of the genre.
It Takes a Thief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,740. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Playing outside, a young boy, Jack, witnesses a brutal murder. A man is beaten in the head with a sledge-hammer and then run over. He faints and is soon discovered near the victim. Robbie Duncan, a private detective, realizes that Jack is a key witness. Can Robbie find the killer before they can get to Jack? Should he enlist the help of the police, or someone more sinister…?
Шла по берегу подёнка
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 40,280. Language: Russian. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Математик Лунин приехал в Ригу в начале августа. Он собирался читать лекции по комбинаторике, спасать своего аспиранта от академического самоубийства и караулить на юрмальском пляже странную Киру, в которую влюбился годом раньше. Лунин ещё ничего не знал ни о синдроме подёнки, ни о проблеме тождества личности, ни о том, какую драму вот-вот устроит себе и своим близким.
The Field of Stones
You set the price! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story of 3,800 words. It begins: "I awoke from a dreamless sleep lying in the field of stones. I had no idea how I got there, but I had always been there, and there was never a time when I was not there."
The Ditcher
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,570. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A nostalgic 1950s tale of father and son joining the Irish peat industry in its most difficult challenge yet: the boglands of County Mayo.
Drugs For All Reasons
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
From kitchen cupboards to university laboratories, drugs are found all around us and touch us all at some point in our lives.These three stories show the effect of drugs on a variety of characters, looking at Absinthe, LSD, Speed and medicinal drugs in unadulterated, eye-opening stories that show the delights and dangers of drugs.
A Killer By Default
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,550. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
He trembled as he watched the blood flow from his deeply embedded knife. "Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!" The words screamed furiously in his tormented mind. "Enough of this! I've got to dump this crazy bitch and get away. I've got to get away from all this blood!" He laughed as he realized this was exciting. "Got to get away clean. Drive slow and smile. I know just the place. She'll never be found."
Discovering Sanity
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,090. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in, Fiction » Romance » General
Northern Lights… The mental facility where the staff cause as much drama as the dysfunctional patients. Add to the mix the new guy, the good looking Mexican with dimples. He’s there for one reason: to learn why his mother attempted mass murder. His story and those of the other patients will take you on a dark, gritty and twisted journey to… Discovering Sanity.
St. John's Ancients
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
"St. John's Ancients" is a short story by Kevin McMahon which touches on themes of aging, gods, and gentrification. Two ancient men play chess in the park and are soon visited by two gods jealous of the attention they have gained from a goddess.